WHAT IS AN ENROLLED AGENT (EA)
The Enrolled Agent (EA) status is the highest credential the U.S Department of the Treasury awards. An Enrolled Agent is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and like attorneys and certified public accountants (CPAs), have unlimited practice rights. This means they are unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, what types of tax matters they can handle, and which IRS offices they can represent clients before.
WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE ONE
Not all paid return tax practitioners are equal! There are different levels of testing, continuing education requirements, unlimited representation rights and other criteria that you should know before hiring a tax professional. Enrolled Agents are equipped to advise, represent, and prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts, and any entities with tax-reporting requirements. Enrolled Agents Continuing Education (CE) requirements ensure they have the knowledge to effectively prepare taxes and represent taxpayers audited by the IRS despite the continually changing tax laws.